The Archer Letters – An Introduction and Letter One

An Introduction… In 1980 Sr Anne Player [1] read 33 letters representing the exchange between Fr Julian Tenison Woods (1832-1889) and William Henry Archer (1825-1909) over the years 1863 – 1889. Anne realised that these letters gave a different glimpse of Fr Julian, situating him within Australian society of the time and revealing aspects of […]

Sister Teresa McDonald

The death of Sister Teresa McDonald at The Vale (Perthville) on 13 January 1876 brought to an end the life of a remarkable Sister of St Joseph. Born Margaret McDonald in Scotland in 1838, she immigrated to Australia as a child. After a short time in Perth, her parents moved to Adelaide. Ten years later, […]